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    Mutual Bond Funds and Investment

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    We are studying mutual bond funds for the purpose of investing several funds. For this particular study, we want to focus on the assets of a fund and its five-year performance. The question is: Can the five-year rate of return be estimated based on the assets of the fund? Nine mutual funds were selected at random, and their assets and rates of return are shown below (see attached file).
    a. Draw a scatter diagram
    b. Compute the coefficient of correlation.
    c. Compute the coefficient of determination.
    d. Write a brief report of your findings for parts b and c.
    e. Determine the regression equation. Use assets as the independent variable
    f. For a fund with $400.0 million in sales, determine the five-year rate of return (in percent).

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    Solution Summary

    This solution analyzes the data given for the assets of a fund and its five-year performance, and determines the coefficient of correlation & determination, regression equation, and five-year rate of return with step-by-step workings and calculations.